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Biking Laos | Noah in Luang Prabang

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On any given day at the Tiger Trail bike shop, Noah and his Lao team members will be outside fixing up the new fleet of bicycles. These bikes will then be quickly sent off with riders touring in and around Luang Prabang. If possible, make an effort to book a tour with Tiger Trail and take the

Viajes a laos – Tiger Trail Laos Representative for Spanish Speaking Travelers

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Hi everyone. I’m Jordi, the new Tiger Trail representative for Spanish-speaking clients.   A little info about me: I fell in love with Laos back in 2006, when I entered the country for the first time. On that first trip to Laos I travelled every province of the country with my friend Ferran, with the

LANITH – Eateries get certified in Luang Prabang

Food in Laos, Food in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang Eateries Aim for “The Mark” by Lanith Luang Prabang Training Center   Luang Prabang News: 16 July 2014   LUANG PRABANG – The Luang Prabang Safe and Green Tourism Scheme will launch “The Mark” – a clean and safe dining initiative – at a ceremony being held at the Luang Prabang View Hotel

Fly in Style, Lao sport planes meets Lao Silk

Lao Fashion Ministry of Silk

Lao Society Lifestyle Magazine Fashion & Planes in Laos   Do you ever have the dream that you are flying; your stomach, heart, and mind intertwined in an aerial tango? Do you ever dream of Laos; the karst jagged limestone peaks giving way to the undulating terrain that caresses the Mekong River?     Now

Luang Prabang Film Festival

Luang Prabang Film Festival

4th Annual Luang Prabang Film Festival Celebrates Southeast Asian Cinema     For five days the annual Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) transformed The Handicraft Market of Luang Prabang into a bustling open-air theatre.  The screening space at the main intersection of this World Heritage town, with its ability to hold over 1500 people, was

TAEC Hosts Talk by International Textile Conservator

Laos Textile Luang Prabang

Julia M Brennan: Talk in Luang Prabang Highlights 25yrs of Textile Conservation   The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center (TAEC) in Luang Prabang recently hosted a talk by renowned textile conservator Julia M. Brennan, founder and owner of Caring for Textiles, based in Washington, DC.  Ms. Brennan specializes in an exhaustive range of textile treatments,

Elephant Baby – Elephant Conservation Center.

Elephant Conservation Center Laos

  The Story of Noy – an orphan baby Elephant in Laos. The Elephant Conservation Center is located in Sayaboury, in Northwestern Laos. This area is home for most of the domesticated elephants in the country. It has been chosen to establish the first elephant hospital in Laos, as well as an Eco touristic camp.

Kajsiab Foundation – Bokeo Province, Laos

The Kajsiab Foundation Bokeo Province, Laos

  The Kajsiab Foundation Bokeo Province, Laos The Kajsiab Foundation offers support to locals in the far north east of Laos. This update encourages to give help to this great initiative. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love” Mother Teresa     Do you want

L’Hibiscus Spa & Massage Luang Prabang

Hibiscus Massage Luang Prabang

Welcome to great relaxation, massage, treatments and spa at L’ Hibiscus Luang Prabang When you come to Luang Prabang, you’ll see the signs for ‘MASSAGE’ everywhere in the center of town but not every massage place is equal! I have taken the time and “effort” to try out quite a number of massage places in

Living Land Farm Luang Prabang – Information

Living Land Farm Laos

  The Living Land Farm   a community Business in Luang Prabang An interview with the project and business founder, Mr. Mark Schnebli The Living Land Farm was created some 7 years ago by combining the rice fields of 9 farmers into a community project. Some of the owners were elderly and found it difficult to

Innovating CBT In ASEAN

Community Based Tourism in ASEAN Countries   As part of their commitment to social responsibility, Tiger Trail sent me as a Fair Trek representative (as well as a representative from Laos) to join a two day conference in Bangkok organized by the Thailand Community Based Tourism Institute.    The conference included researchers, community representatives, government,

Bear “brain surgery”at Laos Bear Rescue Center

  No Beers for Bears…   A story about an amazing bear brain surgery at the Luang Prabang bear rescue center.     The donations that go to Free the Bears have helped create a variety of initiatives in South East Asia that maintain rescue projects and build sanctuaries for those bears that are rescued

Teaching English in Luang Prabang, Laos

School children in Laos

  Volunteering and teaching in Laos & Luang Prabang   There are a number of organisations bringing English to the residents and novices of Luang Prabang.  Ranging from highly organised ‘voluntourism’ with all the bells and whistles, through to more low-key set ups, and a drop-in center for students, local Lao wishing to learn English have

Elephant Conservation Center – A Lao travel highlight with Elephants

Laos Elephant Center

  Living with Elephants in Laos, an Elephant Sanctuary visit at Elephant Conservation Center in Sayabouri. No doubt, this can be a highlight of your Laos Tour, the visit at the Elephant Conservation Center in Sayabouri, in the western corner of Laos, just a few hours drive from Luang Prabang. We have visited the center

Eco Bungalow Clay Adobe Project – Video Release

Eco Bungalow Village Stay Project Laos

  The Luang Prabang Eco Bungalow project is a milestone in community development through tourism.   The partners involved in this Luang Prabang based project have created a great example for new forms of home stay / community stay business and income generation in local Lao communities. The project coordinators from Fair Trek, Tiger Trail

Guesthouse renovation, Villa Suan Maak

Villa Suan Maak Luang Prabang

  Villa Suan Maak, one of the oldest guesthouses finished renovation    Luang Prabang guesthouse legacy back to daily operations under new management Villa Suan Maak website information now under http://www.villasuanmaak.com/   Villa Suan Maak Guesthouse, one of the most cozy and idyllic guest houses in Luang Prabang was since long an institution and a well

Momobooks, Books for Laos

momobooks, books for Laos, Lao Education

  Books for Laos, Momobooks Helping improve the quality of education in Laos, DONORS WANTED   Hello, my name is Martin, and I first came to Laos in 1999 and was instantly charmed by the country. Everywhere I went, I met young people who were so eager to learn. Looking back, things haven’t changed that much.

Project: Empowering Lao Ethnic Communities TAEC

Empowering Lao Ethnic Communities through Culture, TAEC Luang Prabang.   – DONATE TO PROJECT NOW –   This project supports Laos’ rural ethnic communities in the revitalization and sustainability of their traditional arts through livelihoods development, outreach, and diversity awareness education. TAEC, the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center in Luang Prabang is facilitating and managing

My first week in Luang Prabang

Laos, Luang Prabang, Boat Cruise

Internship in Laos, Luang Prabang   After a long night and tiring 12 hour bus ride from Vientiane I finally reached Luang Prabang, a charming small city nestled between the Nam Khan and Mekong River. As I got off the bus in Luang Prabang, dark clouds and a bit of rain were my first welcome

Home Stay Experience

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Laos Home Stay Experience in a Lao Hmong Village   I work as an intern on a Community Based Tourism (CBT) project for Tiger Trail Fair Trek. Tourism benefiting communities translates into an alternative way of tourism through cooperation with the locals. This is one of the definitions I found: “CBT is tourism that takes